Jack Newton

CEO and Co-founder of Clio

Jack Newton Headshot

As the CEO and Co-founder of Clio and a pioneer in cloud-based legal technology, Jack Newton has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security, ethics, and privacy issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become a nationally recognized author and speaker on these topics. Jack has set a mission for himself and Clio to transform the practice of law, for good, and for over a decade, his commitment has been unwavering. Jack’s tremendous vision has already made a deep impact on one of the world’s oldest professions. 


  • The Client Centered Law Firm

    #1 Best-Selling Author

    Jack is the author of The Client-Centered Law Firm, a #1 bestseller that’s helping law firms thrive in today’s experience-driven era. In The Client-Centered Law Firm, Jack offers a clear-eyed and timely look at how providing a client-centered experience and running an efficient, profitable law firm aren’t opposing ideas. With this approach, they drive each other. Covering the what, why, and how of running a client-centered practice, with examples from law firms leading this revolution as well as practical strategies for implementation, The Client-Centered Law Firm is a rallying call to unlock the enormous untapped demand in the legal market by providing client-centered experiences, improving internal processes, and raising the bottom line.


    “Jack Newton understands the legal system was designed by the people working in it — rather than those using it. Newton knows we have to make the system better by putting our users first. He delivers, with unequaled passion, drive and knowledge, an inspiring call to action, a roadmap for success, and platform for change – all of which will benefit the consumers of legal services and the lawyers serving them.”

    — Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and Founder, LexBlog, Inc.

  • Clio Daily Matters

    Podcast Host

    Jack is the host of Daily Matters, a podcast dedicated to hearing from legal professionals, industry leaders, and subject matter experts about the future of law. In Daily Matters, he explores where the legal industry is headed, how legal practice is changing, and what legal professionals can do to position themselves for success. You can find Daily Matters on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher.

    “Every episode is a must-listen.”
    — Jordan Furlong, Principle of Law21


  • Clio Cloud Conference

    Thought Leader

    Legal Trends Report

    Jack created Clio’s annual Legal Trends Report to provide unique, data-driven insights on the most important issues within the legal profession. As part of the industry pulse-check featured in the annual Legal Trends Report, Clio’s ongoing research into the impacts of COVID-19 analyzes aggregated and anonymized data—from tens of thousands of legal professionals using Clio’s legal practice management software—to learn more about the challenges US legal professionals face due to the global pandemic.

    Clio Cloud Conference

    Jack is the host of the annual Clio Cloud Conference, bringing together thousands of attendees each year across the globe to help shape a new vision for legal services. Showcasing prominent keynotes that include Seth Godin, Ben Crump, Angela Duckworth, Kelly McGonigal, Gary Vaynerchuck, Deanna Van Buren, and Daniel Pink, the event has helped breathe new inspiration into the legal profession and is a testament to Jack’s vision and leadership. 

    “Clio is Exhibit A for how this market has matured. A feisty and unproven upstart just 10 years ago, it is now a mature, established, well-funded company that plays a pivotal role in defining the market and driving innovation, both through its vision for itself and through its mentorship and encouragement of other companies.”
    — Bob Ambrogi, Lawyer & legal tech journalist, LawSitesBlog, AboveTheLaw.com, LawNext Podcast.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

    Award Winner

    Jack has been decorated with some of the highest honours in Canadian business, including Canada’s Most Admired CEO by Waterstone Human Capital, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award and BIV’s Forty under 40. Most recently, Jack has been awarded Person of the Year at the 2020 Technology Impact Awards, held by the BC Tech Association. Clio has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte, and as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. Additionally, Clio was the first company to receive BC Tech Association’s Company of the Year Anchor Success category.


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